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12 days christmas diy tour

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It’s funny how there seems to be a direct correlation between my travel schedule, and my ability to keep plants alive.

But since my schedule is slowing down, this weekend I took the plunge and started asking around where I could find rosemary topiaries. Turns out, Williams Sonoma carries them this time of year, but the clerk said that they source theirs from Lowe’s or Whole Foods.

So I went directly to Lowe’s and of course, I got nothin’.  But what I DID find was this pretty little lemon tree topiary. The fragrance was wonderful, it had a pretty light green color, and it was perfect for my windowsill above my kitchen sink—the highest traffic location in my house — a place where we can enjoy it each trip we make to brew a fresh cup of coffee.

I added a few pear-shaped accents to the tree using a free printable that I found on Altered Artifacts.  Find the printable here.

partridge pear tree free printable

For some reason, choosing my “partridge” was the hardest part of this endeavor. Another lady and I were in a friendly competition for choosing the perfect bird. She was a bird watcher so she offered her two cents on each and every bird I picked up…

In the end, I went for the loose interpretation of a partridge, one covered in glitter.

12 Days of Christmas Holiday Tour- Partridge in a Peartree

And now…this fragrant accent resides on my kitchen windowsill where we can enjoy it all season long.

One more look in the morning light.


partridge pear tree 1

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Be sure to check back! My blog friends are rounding out the “12 Days of Christmas” holiday tour with their own DIY craft projects that you can do at home. 

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22 Comments

  1. I can’t even tell you how much I love this! I am completely inspired by your “pear tree”. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration, Jeanette.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Your topiary has such a pretty green color and I’ll bet that the smell is great. I don’t know a Partridge from another bird and like the one you picked out for your “pear” tree.

  3. What a perfect Partridge in a Pear tree topiary, Jeanette! Say that fast 5 times, hee hee! Seriously though… Love it and the vintage type printable you made it to pears. So clever and cute!
    Merry merry Christmas my friend!

  4. Jeanette,
    Wow, such a creative and simple idea. I tossed out all our plants several years ago, but now that we’re home more maybe I should look into plants again. I bet it smells amazing. Jeanette

  5. Jeanette,
    This is such a great idea. I love to add this idea to my small tree. Lovely!

  6. Love how you decorated your lemon tree. It’s cheery and live greenery is always a nice touch during the holidays:)

  7. What a great idea! Those pears are absolutely darling. And the one partridge is the perfect finishing touch!

  8. Oooh, I love this. Now I’m inspired to go find some topiaries too. I bet it smells great. My son is allergic to pine trees, so we no longer do real Christmas trees, and I miss that scent!

  9. What a beautiful topiary and love the little bird and pears. This must look so pretty in your kitchen.

  10. Jeanette, this is adorable, it would look beautiful on my kitchen counter ;) (why am I not surprised) you did a beautiful job on this project love your interpretation!

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